Dalton Education Foundation
The Dalton Education Foundation was established in 1987 to support the mission of Dalton Public Schools. The foundation works in the following areas.
Partner and Build, instructional partnership program
Learn and Earn, fiscal responsibility focus for high school freshmen
Rally 'Round Dalton Public Schools
A LITTLE DEF HISTORY
Dalton Education Foundation, Inc, was established in 1987 to promote educational excellence in the Dalton Public Schools through education, recognition and enrichment.
SCHOOL FINANCE CHANGES
Changes in the method of state school financing in the 1980’s led leaders to investigate ways the Dalton schools could continue to offer the highest quality education possible to Dalton’s children.
The idea for an education foundation was born, in part modeled after the highly successful Whitfield Healthcare Foundation that has supported Dalton’s Hamilton Medical Center so effectively.
The foundation’s purpose is not to raise money to operate the schools; that is the Dalton Board of Education’s job.
The foundation provides “over and above” resources, both human and financial, to enable our educators to dream dreams about how to build a truly superb school district and then, with foundation assistance, to follow that dream.
“ON THE SHELF”
DEF has created and funded dozens of programs and projects in its 21-year history. When these are not active, we like to say that they are “on the shelf” ready to be revived or adapted to meet the needs of our schools. Among some favorites are the Cox Leadership & Vision Institute, Scholars’ Camp, and the Vision Team.
Tom Jones Educator of the Year (Nomination Forms Now Available)
Clifford & Kathryn Hale Academic Excellence in Teaching
DPS Teacher of the Year
The Rowena Hyatt Martin Creative Teaching Grant (Click here for information/application)
The Tom Jones Grants for Excellence (Click here for information/application)
DPS Payroll Deduction Teacher's Wish List (Click here for information/application)
Bill & Judy Adams Entrepreneurial
Karen Lightbody Kirkman Piano
James E. Martin Memorial Math
John Bruner Memorial Scholarship
Barry Patterson Memorial
Harlan Starr Memorial
Demera Robinson Memorial
Dale Cook Memorial
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